British Grand Prix 2018: Preview, Standings, Betting Odds
Not much time left before the British Grand Prix— one of the most exciting races in the Formula 1 calendar. It is simultaneously the oldest race which has been held during the history of the F1 Championship. The sport contest annually takes place at the Silverstone Circuit near the same-name village in Northamptonshire, England. This year’s race is the 69th edition of the British Grand Prix and the 52nd motor racing event which will be held at Silverstone. Along with the Italian Grand Prix, the Silverstone race belongs to the only two events that have been run each year since the date of championship foundation.
2018 British Grand Prix Start Time
The Rolex British Grand Prix 2018 will also take place at the legendary Silverstone Circuit. The sport event will be held from 5 to 8 July with the main race scheduled on Sunday, 8 July 2018. If you are hunting the British Grand Prix start time, you want to know that it is 14.10 (UK time).
2018 Formula One Driver Championship Standings
Sebastian Vettel driving for Ferrari has gained a one-point advantage over his competitors in the 2018 F1 drivers’ championship after his exciting win in Canada.
This is the 3rd victory achieved by the German driver during the racing season. Now, with 121 points Sebastian Vettel is heading the list of best 2018 Formula 1 drivers. Lewis Hamilton who won the British Grand Prix last year is currently taking the 2nd position while his Mercedes-AMG partner Valtteri Bottas is now occupying the top 3rd position in the drivers’ championship table. The Finnish racer managed to cross the finish line the 2nd at the Canadian Grand Prix on 10 June 2018, and this victory allowed him to score 86 points and leave behind Daniel Ricciardo representing Red Bull Racing team.
Let’s have a look at the current F1 drivers’ championship standings. Here is the list with top five leading drivers (positions as of 22 June).
1 pos. Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari) – 121 pts
2 pos. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport) – 120 pts
3 pos. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport) – 86 pts.
4 pos. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing) – 84 pts.
5 pos Kimi Raikkonen (Scuderia Ferrari) – 68 pts.
2018 Formula One Constructor Championship Standings
There is a big competition this year with three teams striving to win the F1 Constructors Championship: Scuderia Ferrari, Mercedes-AMG, and Red Bull Racing. All the teams are strong, and it is quite difficult to predict how the battle will unfold during forthcoming racing events.
Let’s also take a peek at the F1 team championship table:
1 pos. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport – 206 pts
2 pos. Scuderia Ferrari – 189 pts
3 pos. Red Bull Racing – 134 pts
4 pos. Renault Sport F1 – 56 pts
5 pos. McLaren Formula 1 – 40 pts
British Grand Prix 2018 Betting Odds
Let’s now explore the latest betting odds for the main favourites to win the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. All odds are taken from the Bet365 website (prices as of 22 June).
F1 Driver Championship Winner Betting Odds
- Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes): 8/13
- Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari): 11/8
- Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull): 39/1
- Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes): 49/1
- Max Verstappen (Red Bull): 150/1
- Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari): 199/1
As you see, despite Sebastian Vettel’s first position in driver championship table, Lewis Hamilton is considered to be the main (8/13) favourite of the current championship. Sebastian Vettel is taking the second position in the list of bookmakers’ favourites. The racer driving for Scuderia Ferrari is offered with 11/8 odds to win the trophy. The German is followed by the Red Bull Racing Team driver Daniel Ricciardo. He is a 39/1 favourite to grab the outright win. Kimi Raikkonen who took the 5th position following the results of both British Grand Prix 2016 and British Grand Prix 2017 is now coming with 199/1 winners odds to be the best at Silverstone race track.
F1 Constructors Championship Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds provided for F1 teams to be the outright winner following the results of the 2018 racing season.
- Mercedes: 2/7
- Ferrari: 11/4
- Red Bull: 24/1
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport are the odds-on favourite to lift the main title this year, however, they are only 17 points ahead of the closest competitor — Scuderia Ferrari. Everything can change during next races, therefore, the victory is not guaranteed for the German team.
While the British Grand Prix is known as one of the fastest races in the Formula One calendar, you definitely don’t want to be fast with you betting decision. Do enough research on the British Grand Prix, evaluate chances of all rivals to win and, of course, wait for the full qualifying results. The more haste, the less speed!